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Awards Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2022 Environmental Initiative Awards open January 19. Help us recognize exciting work across Minnesota by nominating a project or person you believe is crafting collaborative solutions to […]

A Living Systems Approach to Sustainability at the Metropolitan Airports Commission

In early 2020, The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)’s board adopted 2030 sustainability goals to reduce emissions, decrease water use, divert more of its waste stream, and increase employee engagement related to sustainability. In developing these goals and the implementation plans to advance them, MAC embraced a “living systems” approach to sustainability. What have they learned by […]

Insights and Impact Forum: Electrification and Equity

Minnesota is in the process of electrification – replacing technologies that use fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) with those that are powered by electricity.  As part of a two-year process to engage stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities of electrification, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) commissioned a series of white-papers to develop […]

2022 Environmental Initiative Awards In-Person Celebration

Quincy Hall 1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN

Spend your day with Environmental Initiative with its free virtual program from 8:15-9:30 a.m. and in the evening from 5-7:30 p.m. for a happy hour at Quincy Hall. Registration for the […]

$75

Clean Air Minnesota Wood Smoke Team Meeting

The wood smoke team meets on the third Tuesday of every other month from 3-4 p.m. on Zoom. Contact Sebastian Wells if you are interested in participating or learning more […]

Clean Air Minnesota Wood Smoke Team Meeting

The wood smoke team meets on the third Tuesday of every other month from 3-4 p.m. on Zoom. Contact Sebastian Wells if you are interested in participating or learning more […]

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Centering BIPOC experiences and our connection to nature

Tamara Few, recipient of the 2022 Environmental Initiative critical collaborator award, works to make safe spaces in the outdoors for BIPOC folks to heal, connect, and find joy.

Improving recycling through community-led initiatives

The Apartment Recycling Specialist Program, winner of our 2022 Environmental Innovation Award, has increased community engagement around recycling in apartment complexes within neighborhoods identified as more vulnerable to climate change. We chatted with Shannon Conk, community engagement coordinator for Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy, to learn more about the program.

Finding new ways to support manufactured home park residents

Joel Haskard, co-director of the Clean Energy Resources Team (CERTs) spoke with us about the group's work to reduce energy use and increase safety in manufactured home parks.

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